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6-Year-Old Found Unresponsive in NH River Has Died

Police in Rollinsford, New Hampshire, searched for nearly three hours before finding the missing boy in the Salmon Falls River

A missing 6-year-old boy found unresponsive in the Salmon Falls River in New Hampshire after an hourslong search on Saturday has died, police said.

Rollinsford police received a report that the child was missing around 2 p.m. at the Bicentennial Park boat launch. The child had been wading with an adult in the Salmon Falls River, police said in a statement, and they requested assistance from several other law enforcement agencies.

Authorities were seen searching for the child on the area of Front Street near the railroad trestle, according to Seacoast Online. A rescue boat was seen on the Salmon Falls River as a search and rescue helicopter flew above.

Nearly three hours later, police said, the child was found, pulled from the river, and taken to a nearby hospital to be airlifted to Massachusetts General Hospital where he later died.

State police said the incident remains under investigation and the victim's name is being withheld.

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